The Health Collaborative is fortunate to serve and partner with a broad array of diverse care providers in the region. Today, we received the highest compliment possible from our friends at the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) – read their message below as shared in their e-newsletter:

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What makes us “4 Stars?”

Medicare recently rated the Visiting Nurse Association the highest ranking agency in Greater Cincinnati receiving 4 out of 5 stars! This rating beat the National average…but you may ask, “how do we do it?” The fact is, we can’t do it alone. Across the country, most agencies fall “in the middle” with 3 or 3 1/2 stars. Only the highest rated agencies get more stars when they follow recommended care practices and when their patients show improvement. The VNA has some great partners that help us provide the quality of care that is capable of beating all of those around us by exceeding quality of care standards.

Our partnership with The Health Collaborative is one of the reasons that the VNA surpasses other home health agencies in our area. The Health Collaborative is a health care-focused nonprofit organization with three primary functions: improving health and health care, technology powered through its HealthBridge service line, and leadership in convening and engagement. The Health Collaborative’s HealthBridge service line is recognized as one of the nation’s largest and most advanced health information exchanges, ensuring that the right health information is available at the time it is needed – a critical component to enable stakeholders to make smarter decisions to enhance patient care and lower health care costs. When one of our patients is taken to the hospital or receives lab results, The Health Collaborative notifies us immediately, allowing us to use real-time data on our patients to follow-up with the appropriate care.

Think of this data as a health information superhighway. The patient information from hospitals, practices, labs, insurance companies and more reaches the right people at the right time. It’s this state-of-the-art connectivity that helps enhance patient care, improve efficiency and lowers costs, as well as ranks the VNA the highest in quality of patient care in Greater Cincinnati!